Honeywell helps SECCO enhance operator training simulator system

Honeywell helps SECCO enhance operator training simulator system

October 20, 2017 - Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) announced that Shanghai SECCO Petrochemical Company Limited (SECCO) will upgrade its operator training simulator (OTS) system to the Honeywell Connected Plant UniSim Competency Suite. The comprehensive suite includes solutions to better train the industrial workforce for safe, and efficient startups and operations. 

SECCO plans to use part of the suite known as Honeywell Connected Plant UniSim Operations, which is a cloud-deployed learning solution that enables access to simulation-based operator training. It connects operators across the plant through the cloud, centralizes management and deployment of simulation-based learning. Built on Honeywell’s UniSim lifecycle simulation modelling platform, the UniSim Operations process simulation models can be effectively applied to process design, process engineering, and process optimization activities. 

UniSim Operations provides a real-time plant simulation as the foundation for a comprehensive training program to improve operators’ knowledge and skills. The solution accelerates knowledge transfer by consolidating an entire lifetime of experience into a concise field and console operator-training curriculum. Operators can safely execute and experience critical production scenarios of routine and abnormal situations in a visual environment. Studies show that practice and experience can result in up to 75 percent improvement in operation knowledge retention compared to other learning methods.

"It is essential to have plant operators appropriately trained with skills and capabilities to safely handle a plant and swiftly take the necessary action to meet different process situations,” said Chen Juxing, deputy production director of SECCO. “Using Honeywell’s legacy Operator Training Simulator over the past decade enabled continuous production for SECCO. We expect this upgrade to UniSim cloud-based technologies at 10 of our process units to allow us to step up our pace in the era of smart manufacturing and become a pioneer in embracing the Industrial Internet of Things.”

Honeywell has been collaborating with SECCO since 2006. Over the past decade, SECCO has implemented Honeywell Advanced Process Control and real-time optimization from ethylene crackers to downstream chemical units, alarm management system for safety operations, as well as OTS.

Honeywell Connected Plant is connecting operational data around processes, assets and people to continually measure and improve optimal performance. In addition to UniSim Operations, the UniSim Competency Suite includes: UniSim Curriculum (customizable competency model), UniSim Tutor (knowledge capture and propagation tool), UniSim Field View (interactive, navigable and panoramic view of plant assets), and UniSim 3D Connect (simulator integration and connectivity to a 3D virtual environment).

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